Golden Gate Region Porsche Club of America
The Nugget
Golden Gate Region Porsche Club of America
October 2014, Volume 54, Issue 8
Carlsen Porsche

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Welcome to the second edition of The New Nugget. All in all, the launch last month went very well and the response has been overwhelmingly positive. We hope you like it, too!

Just to recap, blog excerpts which appear in The Nugget can also be read on the GGR web site. We are still working on a way to view past issues of The Nugget on the web site.

Lastly, although we reported last month that the editor, John Celona, had been downsized, he has been whining about it unrelentingly ever since. In the faint possibility that he may still have a contribution to make, I've agreed to let him run for re-election as Nugget Editor, still reporting to me. Charity begins at home.

CoCo Giselle
Executive Editor

President's Message
Richard French
--by Richard French, GGR President

September was packed with events at GGR. We started with 2 days at Thunderhill on the 5 mile track for club racing, time trials and driver education. Over 100 ......More�


Membership Report: July & August 2014


--by Capt. USN Ret. Mike Sherman, Membership Director  


GGR Regional Summary - September 2014 


Primary Members    1,712 Affiliate Members    1,016   Life Members                  7   Total Members         2,735 New/Transferred Members --total: 78 including Affiliate/Family. Thanks to our membership we had a record 266 renewals over the past 2 months!...More�



Autocross News

--by Andrew Blyholder, AX Director

Zone 7 Two-Day Autocross School Report  


After a several year hiatus, the Zone 7 two day autocross school was revived this year, thanks to the efforts of Paul Czopek, our current Zone 7 Representative.  And hopefully Paul will be able to keep it going for the future.  The event was held at Marina Airport, over the[...]...More�


Social & Tour News
Motoring / Social Report for September 2014

--by Michael Griffin, Social & Motoring Director 




Racin' on the 'Ring The famous, or infamous Nurburgring... a road course to die for, and some people have. Not me though. I'd rather try it with a lead-follow track coach, who knows how to ... ...More�



Track News


--by Tim Smith, Track Chair 


Time Trial Records - Thunderhill (CCW) - 5 miles  

Class Name Fastest Time Date TT2 Jusse-Pekka Mantere 3:31.313 September 7, 2014 TT4 Tim Smith 3:39.403 September 7, 2014 TT5 Craig Lisowski 3:36.160 September 7, 2014 TT6 Brad Williams 3:48.541 September 7, 2014 TT8 Bard Strong 3:56.842 September 7, 2014 TT9 Parker Merrill 4:07.433 September 7, 2014 TT10 Dave Higgins 3:57.185 September 7, 2014 TT11 Douglas Bablich 3:54.550 September 7, 2014 TT13 John Andrews 4:02.520 September 7, 2014 FUN Daren Passolt 3:30.531 September 7, 2014...More�

Thunderhill, CCW, 5 mile, Time Trial Results, Sept. 7, 2014  

Class Car # First Name Last Name Fastest Time Notes TT2 526 Jussi-Pekka Mantere 3:31.313 Established Track Record TT4 996 Tim Smith 3:39.403 Established Track Record TT5 44 Craig Lisowski 3:36.160 Established Track Record TT6 72 Brad William 3:48.541 Established Track Record TT8 312 Bard Strong 3:56.842 Established Track Record[...]...More�



Board Minutes
September 17, 2014    


--by Bill Benz, Secretary, Past President, Lifetime Member, and Lots of Other Stuff  


Call to Order President French called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. at the home of the Social Director in Palo Alto. The President reminded the Board that this meeting had been noticed in the last Nugget as the 2014 Annual Meeting of the membership.  He welcomed member Bern Beecham[...]...More�



News Nuggets

Porsche Adds Active Infant Suspension Management (PAISM)

On one of their rare days of sobriety, our intrepid Nugget Investigative Staff spotted this prototype of Porsche's new Active Infant Suspension Management (PAISM) system cleverly concealed in an older 911 test mule. After many schnapps with the PAG staff on hand, we learned that the system involves installing a[...]...More�

Singer 911s

Photographer Rich Tsai shared with us his photos of Singer 911s. Take a look if you've never seen one! Here's a word from Rich: Hi John, I was disappointed not to see any Singer 911s at Porsche Parade Concours... so I was pleasantly surprised when I saw (not one, but)[...]...More�


That will do it for this month. Next month, I expect to resume my executive supervisory role with my designated minion John Celona tightly strapped back into the harness. This should leave me more time for napping and sharpening my nails.

CoCo Giselle
Executive Editor